Texas police officer hit by car during traffic stop, walks

Posted at 11:00 AM, Aug 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 11:00:51-04

FORT WORTH, TX (CNN) – A Texas police officer was hit by a drunken driver while on a routine traffic stop.

Officer Matt Lesell’s dash cam shows him walking to the car he pulled over for a traffic offense.

Another car suddenly slams into his parked patrol car before hitting the stopped vehicle – and officer Lesell.

He was thrown into a lane of traffic, but was able to get up and walk.

Lesell called for backup and checked on the traffic violator before detaining the intoxicated driver.

That suspect was arrested and charged with intoxicated assault.

Lesell is recovering from a hyper-extended foot and a broken vertebra.

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